Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hi everyone!
We hope that each of you had a fantastic Christmas. We sure did. We are so thankful for our new gift and absolutely enjoyed every moment of his first Christmas. We mostly video- taped but did get some pretty good shots that I know you will enjoy. Today (12/30) we went back to the hospital for Carson's first Ct scan. This was ordered by his neurosurgeon as a follow-up check for Hydrocephalus, and this being his first Ct scan was just a good view of how things are looking.... And the results!! Fantastic. Dr. told us that he doesn't anticipate Carson needing a shunt. His scan results were wonderful. He also was pleased by how well his back is healing and removed the "not on back" restrictions. Praise the Lord!!!! Now on with some pics of Carson's first Christmas. Love you all! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

                                                     A bragging moment for Carson's
                                                            Great Grandma Hardy


I blame the egg-nog
Mommy's gifts


WOW! what can we say other than God's gifts are definitely the best. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just for fun

                Twas just a while before Christmas and all through our house....
Not a creature was stirring

Till we brought out the mouse...

The stockings weren't hung on the chimney with care

Cause what kind of goofball would put a baby there.
The children weren't nestled all snug in their beds...

although very sleepy we went tree shopping instead
Later out of the crib there arose such a clatter 

Mom went into look and see what was the matter..

Away to the crib she would fly like a flash
 And saw it was me working on my pass

So very smart I am, you see
A Longhorns fan I always will be.
Oh back to the story that we had

Here's me hanging out with my dad.
Christmas is soon and I'm being so sweet

just smiling away in my Boppy seat

                                                 Never oh never would I ever fight

(he-he) Merry Christmas to all and to all a good- night. 

Can you tell that we're having fun??? What a joy and blessing it is to have Carson with us this Christmas. What a great time to just think about all the gifts that the Lord has given to us.
May you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Carson's Overdue Update

Ok, ok you can call off the hounds.  Another Carson update is upon us.  Last Sunday we had the joy of bringing Carson before the church for dedication.  This does not involve a baptism of any kind and does nothing to provide our boy with salvation, but it is a special moment that we take to demonstrate that as parents we will allow the Lord to work in our son's life as He see's fit and that we will do our best to bring him up in His nurture and admonition.  We are so thankful for Carson and the blessing that he is and are very happy to present him back to the Lord for whatever will that He has for his life.

The Monday following, we took Carson back down to the hospital that he knows so well for another visit to the neurosurgeon.  We figured we would have another long day full of scans and prodding, but we were surprised to have the neurosurgeon just give Carson a quick looking over and basic head measurements.  He said that Carson is recovering well and looking very good!  Our next appointment with him was set as a ct-scan a month from now.  What a blessing to not have to be back for weekly visits so far.

We did have more business down at the hospital the following Thursday though as Carson had his first spina bifida clinic appointment.  We were headed down for the appointment when Carson was introduced to another first instead, his first car wreck.  I guess it was too early to let him drive, but we are all doing great as none of us received any injury.  The crash was very minor as we were already moving along slowly when a sudden stop proved that the car in front of us had better brakes than we did.  His car went pretty much unscathed, but our car will be in the shop for awhile.  It will be at least 16 years before I let ol' Toonces behind the wheel again though.  Seriously, we are very thankful for the Lord's protective hand upon our lives as things could have been much worse in any number of ways.  Spina bifida clinic will have to wait another week as we had to reschedule everything.

Thank you for your love and prayers!